Boomerang has finally announced that the long awaited Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? would be premiering on Thursday, June 27 on the Boomerang streaming service. Going with the traditional one-per-week television format, one new episode of the series will be added to the service every Thursday. The first season will be comprised of 13 episodes, and the final episode will be posted on September 19. The first episode will feature famous NBA star Chris Paul.
For those that don't have the service, Cartoon Network television network will also be airing a new episode each week beginning Monday, July 8. Presumably, if they go with the same one-per-week format, the series finale would air on Monday, September 30.
A trailer (available for viewing above) was also released, which confirmed some brand new guest-stars. Besides Chris Paul, who will be in the first episode, confirmed guest stars for the show so far include Halsey, Sia, Ricky Gervais, Weird Al Yankovic, Wanda Sykes, Kenan Thompson, Penn & Teller, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mark Hamill and Jim Gaffigan. Fictional guest stars include Batman (Kevin Conroy), Sherlock Holmes (Ian James Corlett), Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), Wonder Woman (Rachel Kimsey), The Flash, and the Funky Phantom gang. 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln will also guest-star in one episode, though he will be voiced by John DiMaggio as he's obviously not alive anymore.
Not in the US? No problem! Boomerang channels in other countries will begin airing the show at some point later this year.
I'm really glad that the show is finally premiering, and also that it will be airing on the Cartoon Network channel for those who don't have the streaming service. Personally, I don't have the streaming service, so I was initially a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to see the show without subscribing.
Sources for this information include The Futon Critic, IGN, LATimes, TVInsider and KidScreen.
You can also check out these GIFs from the Weird Al and Batman episodes.
Yep folks, you read that right!
According to producer Chris Bailey, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? has already begun recording its second season despite that the show won't be released until sometime next year on the Boomerang streaming service.
Here's Chris Bailey's official Facebook post about it from September. Thanks so much to Scoobylover on the ScoobyAddicts forum for this great find!
Stay tuned for more updates!
Micah Lewis on Vimeo has given us our very first look at the upcoming series, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?! The video is an incomplete storyboard animatic, which has some obviously awkward/unfinished dialogue, but there is movement and sound and it looks just like a regular episode without the coloring. The video features a scene from an episode which guest stars Penn and Teller, who are famous magicians. The episode seems to take place in a haunted magic mansion-esque building, which the gang has to stay in for one night in order to get one million dollars.
You can check out the three-minute storyboard animatic here!
Thanks to Ruben MG on the ScoobyAddicts forum for finding this video!
According to Deadline, the new Scooby-Doo series has officially set for release in 2019. The series will once again premiere on the Boomerang streaming service, though it may air on television at some point. There has been a slight title change, however. The series is now called "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?" rather than "Guess Who, Scooby-Doo?" as previously announced by Grey Griffin, the voice actress for Daphne.
In the same vein as the New Scooby-Doo Movies, the new show will feature currently-famous guest stars from pop culture, both real-life and animated. Guest stars currently slated to appear in the show include Halsey, Sia, Mark Hamill, Chris Paul, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, and Bill Nye, The Science Guy. Fictional guest stars include Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy), Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White), Wonder Woman, The Flash and Sherlock Holmes.
You may also notice that the series title card was designed based off of the original series' title card (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?)
Sam Register serves as the series producer, along with Chris Bailey, who is perhaps most famous for his work on Kim Possible.
In addition to the Boomerang announcement of the series, Halsey discussed her upcoming voice acting role in the series during a recent interview with Billboard.
“I do it kind of on the low, I don’t put it under my own name,” she says. “So I do like Scooby-Doo and American Dad. I have like a weird voice, so I embrace it. So I’d probably love to get into something where I could be really animated, cause I’m pretty animated.”
In addition to the new series, Boomerang also announced that the remaining 11 episodes of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! would be added to the streaming service sometime this year. The series has already finished airing in nearly every other country and the episodes have previously aired in a late-night death slot on Boomerang in the US.
A new Flintstones series, entitled "Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs" was also announced for release on the streaming service, and is also set for a 2019.
A few months back in August 2017, you may remember that a script for a new series was announced, tentatively titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?". However, the tweet which pictured the script was deleted, calling into question whether the next series would be titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" However, Grey DeLisle-Griffin (the voice actress for Daphne) has just confirmed a brand new series on the Speech Bubble with Butch Hartman podcast. Around the 0:30 mark in the video, Griffin mentions that the new series is indeed called "Guess Who, Scooby-Doo?" (notice the slight title rearrangement).
It also appears that my prediction in this February 2018 post was correct. Though DeLisle-Griffin didn't officially call the series a reboot of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, she mentioned that the series will feature celebrity guest stars appearing in every episode to help the gang solve the mystery.
That's all that has been released on the series so far, but I'm sure more info and an official announcement will probably be coming soon, given that DeLisle-Griffin was allowed to reveal it on the podcast. I'm really looking forward to the series, and it will be interesting to see which celebrities end up guest starring on the show!
A few weeks ago, Daphne Blake's voice actress Grey Griffin posted a video on her Twitter account, which has Scooby fans wondering if Bill Nye, The Science Guy will guest star in the upcoming series, which is rumored to be titled "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" The video features Griffin swing dancing with Nye, though what's interesting about this is that both Frank Welker and Kate Micucci, who voice Fred Jones and Velma Dinkley respectively, also appear in the video together. Currently, the only shared project which Grey, Frank and Kate work on is "Scooby-Doo."
For those who aren't aware, Bill Nye was the star of the hit children's science television show entitled "Bill Nye, the Science Guy," which aired from 1993-1998. The series ran for five seasons, and achieved critical acclaim, winning 19 Emmy Awards. The show was best known for its witty take on science, and of course, its catchy theme song. The series theme, if you haven't heard it, can be listened to here. Please note that I am not responsible for the annoyingly catchy song becoming stuck in your head for the rest of the day. :D
Additionally, Matthew Lillard posted something on Instagram back in July 2017 about Kevin Conroy guest-starring as Batman in an episode of the upcoming series. Some fans have speculated because of this, that the new series will be a reboot of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which featured famous guest stars such as Don Knotts, The Harlem Globetrotters, Batman and Robin, along with many other famed TV personalities. No details other than Lillard's post have been confirmed, and it is currently unknown whether the video with Bill Nye is related to this new series or not. Stay tuned for more info!
Important update: Gaby Falcone has deleted her tweet stating this, meaning the info was possibly incorrect or simply an Internet rumor which was passed along. This means the new series may not be called "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" and the picture above could be an unrelated project. Stay tuned for more updates as they come, and apologies for the mistake!
Despite the fact that "Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!" still has its entire Season 2 unaired in the US, it seems that we already have the title for the next Scooby-Doo series thanks to a tweet by Gaby Falcone. Though it is very tough to see, Scooby-Doom did some great detective work and found a script below Frank Welker, which clearly reads "Scooby-Doo! Guess Who?" A close-up of the script is shown below.
The new series will feature regulars Matthew Lillard, Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, and Kate Micucci, who is in her second series as Velma. Candi Milo, Josh Keaton, Billy West and previously announced guest Kevin Conroy are also in the photo, meaning it is possible they may appear in the series as well.
Thanks to @TheScoobyDoom for letting us know about this!